The Nautilus Reference 3700/1A used the same movement as the Royal Oak, until the late 1970s, when Patek Philippe exchanged it for an in-house movement.The modern version of this Nautilus is Patek’s Reference 5711/1A model.One of the most beautiful, classical dress watches, in my opinion, is the Replica Patek Philippe Calatrava Reference 96.Very clean design: a beautiful dial with small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock.The Oysterdate Precision 6694 is one of the Rolex watches that is not chronometer certified.
The watch diameter without crown is 34mm, with crown 38mm, so for today’s standards, on the small side.
It is a very small watch, but you could get away with wearing it even today, simply because of its attractiveness. 5196, an elegant, 37-mm version of the Calatrava with small seconds.
I got this Rolex Oysterdate off e Bay – very much “pre-loved”, with a chip in the glass and some scratches.
The wheel above the wheel bridge that drives the second hand is a bit unusual.
When you buy an antique watch, either wristwatch or pocket watch, from us at the Antique Watch Company, it’s like going into a store, 50...60...100 years ago when that watch would have been sold new.